The Music for All Summer Symposium is right around the corner. Students and directors not only expand and grow their skills at camp but have the opportunity to enjoy performances from featured artists as well. Many things set the Music for All Summer Symposium apart, and one of those is the nightly concert series. Each evening features artists and groups presenting a variety of musical performance genres.

The evening concert series is included in the camp experience for both student and director campers, but these performances are also open to the public.

The 2017 concert series lineup:

Monday, June 26, 2017
Yamaha Young Performing Artists

Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) is a group of outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz, and contemporary music, given the opportunity to perform in front of thousands, gain national press coverage, and of course, perform at the Music for All Summer Symposium. Learn more about the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition here:

8 p.m.
Emens Auditorium
Tickets: FREE Balcony seating

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. With humble beginning from the streets of New Orleans, this diverse groups works to have the gift of music enjoyed by everyone. Visit their official website:

8 p.m.
Emens Auditorium
Tickets:: $15, Buy Tickets Here.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017
U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors

Acclaimed in the U.S. and abroad, the Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. As they travel, they perform America’s original art form, jazz. Visit their website:

8 p.m.
Emens Auditorium
Tickets: FREE Balcony seating


Thursday, June 29, 2017
Black Violin

Black Violin creates an exciting blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, and R&B, and bluegrass music. Hailing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Black Violin uses their talents to show the world that music can be made and remade to be whatever you want it to be. Visit their official website:

8 p.m.
Emens Auditorium
Tickets:: $25, Buy Tickets Here.


Friday, June 30, 2017
DCI Central Indiana

Drum Corps International (DCI) is the major leagues when it comes to marching music. The annual DCI Tour is made up of more than 100 events throughout North America, with participants hailing from more than 15 countries around the world. To find out more about DCI, Visit their official website:

7 p.m.
Scheumann Stadium
Tickets: $25-$40, Buy Tickets Here.

Performances by:
Blue Stars – La Crosse, WI
Bluecoats – Canton, OH
Boston Crusaders – Boston, MA
Carolina Crown – Ft. Mill, SC
The Cavaliers – Rosemont, IL
Madison Scouts – Madison, WI
Music City – Nashville, TN
Pioneer – Milwaukee, WI
Troopers – Casper, WY

Emens Auditorium is located on Ball State’s campus, next to the Hargreaves Music Building, on the corner of N McKinley Ave and W Riverside Ave. The Scheumann Stadium is near the Ball State University Alumni Center, off of Tillotson Avenue.

The Summer Concert Series is a great opportunity for all those who appreciate music to experience great performances. Don’t miss out on your chance to witness these nationally recognized groups, here at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.